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Panama Travel Guide


For other places with the same name, see Panama (disambiguation).

Quick Facts
Capital Panama City
Government Constitutional Democracy
Currency Panamanian Balboa (PAB) US Dollar (USD)
Area 78,200 km2
Population 3,039,150 (July 2006 est.)
Language Spanish (official), English
Religion Roman Catholic 85% Protestant 15%
Electricity 120V/60Hz
Calling Code +507
Internet TLD .pa
Time Zone UTC-5

Panama is a country in Central America with coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, with Colombia (and South America) to the southeast and Costa Rica (and North America) to the northwest. It's strategically located on the isthmus that forms the land bridge connecting North and South America. It controls the Panama Canal that links the North Atlantic Ocean via Caribbean Sea with North Pacific Ocean, one of the most important shipping routes in the world.

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